Today’s Enterprises Need Application-Centric Clouds

SHAWN JAQUES | May 13, 2016

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Organizations that aren’t able to move quickly to address customer needs or competitive threats, risk customer and business loss to more agile competitors. Examples of digital disruptors replacing long standing business models usually include companies like Uber taking on Taxis or Netflix taking on video rentals, but it really transcends industries. For example, in banking, customers are shifting increasingly to using mobile apps instead of visiting local branch offices so having a strong digital and mobile presence is critical to attracting new customers.

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RemoteLock Announces Partnership with Buyers Access

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